COLUMBIA, Mo. – (April 10) Joe Harvie continued his hot streak with a terrific showing at the Missouri Tiger Invitational Monday and Tuesday, finishing with the third best score among 102 participants and leading Seattle University to a 7th place finish at The Club at Old Hawthorne Golf Course.
After snow delayed the start of round one on Monday, Harvie didn’t seem to be affected by the difficult conditions. After bogeying two of his first three holes, he settled in and birdied the next four holes and went on to finish 2-under-par 70, which would be his score in all three rounds. His second round was highlighted by an eagle in the par-5 10th hole, and his third round was flawless; he hit par on every hole except for the two holes where he birdied to finish with a 6-under-par 210 for the tournament. Three players above him finished with a 7-under, and the winner Hayden Buckley from Missouri—ranked #63 in the NCAA rankings—won the tournament with a 12-under.
Gabe Spach followed, finishing second among the Redhawks participating, with a 4-over-par 220 overall. His best round came late on Monday in the second round where he finished with an even-par 72.
Another standout for the Redhawks was redshirt freshman, Thomas Almojuela who finished 7-over-par 223. He saved his best round for the end, finishing with an even-par 72, including four birdies in the third round.
“Nice to see the guys build a little confidence in their games as we head into post season play,” head coach Marc Chandonnet said. “Tommy in particular has stepped up and proven he can be a contributing member of our team. It’s also great to see Joe play so well. We have worked hard this year and our focus as we prepare the next couple of weeks will be to appreciate and be focused on the moment.”
This concludes the regular season for Seattle U, and now they prepare for the WAC Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas from Apr. 23 through the 25.